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You’re Days Away from a Brand New Souvenir! #Geocaching15

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May 2nd marks the 15th anniversary of when Geocaching began. Get out on May 2 and May 3 to find a geocache—any geocache—or attend a Geocaching event—any event or CITO— you’ll earn a special 15 Years of Geocaching souvenir. Plus, you’ll discover your geocaching mission for the summer.

On the new search page, we’ve put together three new one-click searches to make choosing the geocache you want to find—and earn your souvenir with—easier. Just click the box to find events near you, the oldest geocaches in your area, or nearby geocaches with favorite points.

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Are you brave enough to enter? – Hsin Pyushin Monastic Complex -The hidden chamber (GC3FH35) — Geocache of the Week

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Explore deep into the past for the hidden treasure. Photo by the CO

Explore deep into the past for the hidden treasure. Photo by the CO

Geocache Name:

Hsin Pyushin Monastic Complex -The hidden chamber (GC3FH35)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

2/3

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

Geocaching is all about inspiring adventure—and what better way to have an adventure than to search through ancient temples for a hidden treasure? This geocache not only shows you some of the history of Myanmar, but also takes you on an Indiana Jones-style treasure hunt.

What geocachers have to say:

“Definitely the best geocache in Bagan for those who like an adventure. On the trip we even saw some human remains nearby that where pretty creepy but only because we took a wrong turning! The monastery was pretty crazy and doing the cache was a great experience. Really felt like Indiana Jones!” – Resetti

“Really creepy but funny. It was one of the most adventurous location we have done.” – Nomad is Beautiful

“i was really like Indiana Jones. And nice view from above.Thanks for heavenly adventure.” – roberttcl007

What the geocache owner, Heiwender, has to say:

“3 days I rode with my bike across the plains looking for little pieces to discover. So I also crossed the Hsin Pyushin Monastic Complex, a wonderful smaller temple complex you usually don`t find in any guide book but its a great spot to view sunset or just hanging out on a wide terrace.
By discovering the temple I also found a hole in the wall, some old buddha statues right inside. I took my torch a found this hidden corridor and when I reached the end I knew that this the perfect spot for a geocache. So I bought a souvenir-box and improvised a logbook. I gladly also found a local who was up to took maintenance but so far he had nothing to do. Whenever somethings wrong the next cacher takes care and almost everyone writes the same: “I really felt like Indiana Jones”. It`s great to leave something on a very special place I have strong memories on and also see that most of the people enjoy this spot so much like me. I got some favorite points and in this case I think it`s not a special caching box but a little adventure on a very special place. I also gets you a little bit thrilled to enter a black hole in a left and lonely temple in the middle of nowhere not knowing whats expecting you inside.”

Photos:

Along the road in Bagan. Photo by geocacher cachecarrie

Along the road in Bagan. Photo by geocacher cachecarrie

Are you brave enough to enter the pitch black hidden chamber? Photo by geocacher Harold's Hawks

Are you brave enough to enter the pitch black hidden chamber? Photo by geocacher Harold’s Hawks

These three after making the find! Photo by geocacher Free family

These three after making the find! Photo by geocacher Free family

A view of Bagan. Photo by geocacher Dirkverschuren

A view of Bagan. Photo by geocacher Dirkverschuren

 

What has been your greatest geocaching adventure so far? Tell your story and post photos in the comments.

Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!

Happy Earth Day, Geocachers!

There has never been a better day to care for the geocaching game board (our planet!) than today — regardless of whether you live somewhere that celebrates Earth Day.

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Take a moment to think about the most beautiful place you’ve ever gone geocaching. Got it? Now consider: will that place continue to exist without the efforts of people who care for it? How can you be one of those people?

The answer may depend on the space you thought of and your situation in life. But here are six suggestions to jump-start your contributions this week…and beyond.

1. Sign up for a CITO event this weekend.

Not only is attending a Cache In, Trash Out (CITO) event a great way to give back to our planet, if you attend one this weekend you’ll also earn a souvenir for your geocaching profile. Find a CITO event near you. 

2. Find an EarthCache near you.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela. What better way to heed his words than by finding an EarthCache and learning something new about a geological “cache” the earth has stored.

3. Do some human-powered caching.

If you normally drive a car when you go geocaching, think about how you could change things up to lower your ‘caching carbon footprint. Are there geocaches within walking or biking distance that you haven’t found? Maybe it’s time to figure out the public transit system and use it to find some city ‘caches. Think about finding some geocachers in your area and carpooling with them on geocaching trips!

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4. Resolve to change a habit.

If New Year’s Eve is the night to kick off a new personal health habit, then Earth Day should be the day that kicks off a habit that helps you be a better environmental guardian. Perhaps this means taking half the time to shower as you normally do, or considering the environmental impact of the production of the food you eat and making some changes.

5. Retrieve your archived caches.

This one’s a must. Maybe you archived your cache a few months back and haven’t had “a chance” to pick it up yet. Put away the guilt and GO PICK IT UP!

6. Go outside.

When’s a good time to go outside? After you’ve finished reading the last word of this article. Seriously. The more time you spend outdoors, the more you’ll understand why it’s important to care for our natural spaces. Invite a friend, the kids, or the dog for a walk. Breathe in and out. Ready, set, GO.

Happy Earth Day everybody!

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In the next 2 weeks: CITO Weekend and 15 Years of Geocaching

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On April 24–27, geocachers around the world will gather at events to clean up natural areas, plant trees or remove invasive species and earn a souvenir. Check out the Event Calendar or the new geocache search for CITOs near you. Make sure to mark your ‘Will Attend’ to let the event organizers know you’re coming.

The next weekend, May 2 marks the 15th anniversary of when Geocaching began. Get out and find a geocache—any geocache—and you’ll earn a special 15 Years of Geocaching souvenir. Plus, you’ll discover your geocaching mission for the summer.

Find Geocaches or Events Near You

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A Special Geocaching Mission to a Ghost Town

Crew from Geocaching HQ

Crew from Geocaching HQ

Any excuse to find a geocache in a ghost town, right? Geocaching HQ received notification that public access to the ghost town of Monte Cristo in the mountains outside of Seattle was about to be closed. Hazardous mining-related waste has to be removed. It’s the same location where Geocaching founder, Jeremy Irish and his wife Samsy placed one of the oldest caches in the state, on November 19, 2000. We decided to use the last weekend before the closing date of April 15th, 2015 to retrieve the historic geocache.

An unexpected snowfall upped the terrain rating of the caching trip but gave us a chance to explore a winter wonderland. The 10 mile hike (including side excursions to cache) led us across rivers, through woods, and to crumbling miners’ homes.

We look forward to repeating the hike and replacing the cache when the mining town opens up to visitors again. Now to fill in the next hole for the Jasmer Challenge!

Check out the pictures of the adventure below. Tell us your favorite geocaching adventure below, and we just may feature it in our next blog post!

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Bri crossing the only “bridge” to Monte Cristo

The snowy trail to the geocache site

The snowy trail to the geocache site

Ghost town building

Ghost town building

Jeremy and Samsy recovering the geocache hidden in 2000

Jeremy and Samsy recovering the geocache hidden in 2000

Jeremy Irish and Bryan Roth, co-founders of Geocaching

Jeremy Irish and Bryan Roth, Co-Founders of Geocaching

 


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